March 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES - LMU men's golf junior Tyler Torano finished the month of February with back-to-back first place honors to earn the West Coast Conference's Golfer of the Month. He will lead the Lions north as they compete in the Sacramento State Invitational presented by The Old Spaghetti Factory beginning on Monday, March 11, at Valley Hi Country Club.
The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday before playing 18 holes on Tuesday. Admission is free to the public.
The 14-team field spans the country with Universities represented from California to South Carolina. The field includes LMU, host Sacramento State, Boise State, CSU Bakersfield, Cal State Fullerton, Chico State, Houston Baptist, Nebraska Omaha, Seattle, USC Upstate, South Dakota, Southern Utah, Texas-Pan American, and UC Santa Barbara.
Torano had a record-setting February, posting a pair of first place finishes in back-to-back tournaments including the outright title at the Del Walker Intercollegiate to close the month on Feb. 26. He is just the second Lion to do it, joining Brian Locke who did it in 2006-07.
Torano closed the month with five straight rounds of par or better, claiming a two-under 214 to finish first at the Folino Men's Invitational on Feb. 19 and a seven-under 203 at the Del Walker. He shot a second round 67 to set a career-record on Feb. 18 and then in the first round at the Del Walker, set another career-record with an opening round 66 on Feb. 25. He closed the Folino with an even-par 72 and closed the Del Walker with a par-70 and then a three-under 67 to claim the Del Walker title by four strokes.
He finished the month hitting averaging an even 72.0 through nine rounds of golf. He leads the Lions with a 72.3 stroke average on the season and has a winning percentage of 82.6 percent (currently an LMU record since the stat began to be tracked).
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